• 1820 to 1847 -- Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870

    From Colony to Republic 1820 The American Colonization Society sent its first group of immigrants to Sherbro Island in Sierra Leone. The island's swampy, unhealthy conditions resulted in a high death rate among the settlers as well as the society's representatives. The British governor allowed the immigrants to relocate to a safer area temporarily while the ACS worked to save its colonization project from ...

  • Map of Liberia, West Africa.

    Relief shown by hachures. Shows boundary of tribes, mission stations, colonist towns, and native towns. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 1 map ; 24 x 36 cm.

    • Contributor: G.F. Nesbitt & Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1830
  • 1815 to 1817 -- Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870

    After the struggle for liberty in the American Revolution, free and enslaved African Americans faced continued hardship and inequality. A number of white Americans, for a variety of reasons, joined them in their efforts to resolve this complex problem. One possible solution (advocated at a time when the assimilation of free blacks into American society seemed out of the question) was the complete separation ...

  • Map of Liberia /

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Copy one annotated with place names in pencil. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes profile of mountains and notes. 1 map ; 43 x 63 cm.

    • Contributor: Gurley, Ralph Randolph
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Map of Liberia /

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Annotated in red ink to show additional place names, rivers, and boundaries. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes profile of mountains and notes. 1 map ; 43 x 63 cm.

    • Contributor: Gurley, Ralph Randolph
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Map of Liberia /

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Annotated in ink on verso: Map of Liberia by Am. Col'n Soc'y, Jan'y 1870. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes profile of mountains and notes. Inset: Map of a journey to Musardu, the capital of the Western Mandingoes / by Benjn. Anderson, ...

    • Contributor: American Colonization Society
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1870
  • Selected Bibliography -- Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870

    Selected Readings on Liberia Boley, G.E. Saigbe, Liberia: The Rise and Fall of the First Republic. New York: MacMillan Publishers, 1983 Cassell, C. Abayomi, Liberia: The History of the First African Republic. New York: Fountainhead Publishers', Inc, 1970. Dunn, Elwood D., and Hails, Svend E., Historical Dictionary of Liberia. African Historical Dictionaries Series. Metuchen: Scarecrow Press, 1985. Johnston, Harry, Liberia. London: Hutchinson, 1906. Liebenow, ...

  • Map of Liberia /

    Relief shown by hachures. Copy 1; Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text. Inset: Vicinity of Monrovia / surveyed by J. Ashmun, 1825. 1 map ; 45 x 62 cm.

    • Contributor: Coyle, Randolph
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1845
  • Map of Liberia /

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Annotated in ink on verso: Map of Liberia printed by the Am. Col'n Soc'y in Jan'y 1870. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; DLC Includes profile of mountains and notes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Inset: Map of a journey to Musardu, the capital of the Western Mandingoes / ...

    • Contributor: American Colonization Society
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1870
  • North west part of Montserrado County, Liberia : in ten mile squares.

    Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society. Sheets taped together to form irregular shape. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 1 map on 5 sheets : ms., col. ; 89 x 62 cm.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1800
  • Map of the West Coast of Africa from Sierra Leone to Cape Palmas, including the colony of Liberia /

    Relief shown pictorially. Copy 1 Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; DLC Prime meridians: Washington and Greenwich. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text and indexed inset of Monrovia. 1 map : hand col. ; 21 x 28 cm.

    • Contributor: Ashmun, J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1830
  • Rights & Access -- Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870

    The maps in the Map Collections materials were either published prior to 1922, produced by the United States government, or both (see catalogue records that accompany each map for information regarding date of publication and source). The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 of ...

  • Map of a journey to Musardu, the capital of the Western Mandingoes /

    Shows Anderson's route from Monrovia to Musardu west of the Saint Paul River. Relief shown by hachures. Annotated in pencil with notes about elevation and the St. Paul River settlements. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 1 map ; 37 x 32 cm.

    • Contributor: Anderson, Benjamin J. K.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1869
  • Map of Liberia /

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Annotated in black ink and pencil to show additional place names. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes profile of mountains and notes. Inset: Map of a journey to Musardu, the capital of the Western Mandingoes / by Benj'n Anderson, 1868-69. 1 map ...

    • Contributor: American Colonization Society
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1870
  • Location of Careysburgh, La. /

    Relief shown by hachures. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society. Oriented with north to the left. Pen-and-ink. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 1 map : ms., tracing paper ; 30 x 59 cm.

    • Contributor: Seys, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1800
  • Map of Liberia /

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Annotated in pencil to change statement of responsibility to "by the American Colonization Society," and to add place names. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes profile of mountains and notes. 1 map ; 43 x 63 cm.

    • Contributor: Gurley, Ralph Randolph
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Map of a journey to Musardu, the capital of the Western Mandingoes /

    Relief shown by hachures. Shows Anderson's route from Monrovia to Musardu west of the Saint Paul River. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 1 map ; 37 x 32 cm.

    • Contributor: Anderson, Benjamin J. K.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1869
  • Maryland in Liberia /

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Inset: Cape Palmas. 1 map ; 39 x 64 cm.

    • Contributor: United States. Navy Department
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Sketch of the Careysburg Road, &c. /

    Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society. Pen-and-ink and pencil. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes indexed table and notes. From Careysburg, to Receptacle Hill -- From Receptacle Hill, to St. Pauls River. 2 profiles on 1 sheet : ms., col. ; sheet 32 x 49 cm.

    • Contributor: Douglass, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • St. Pauls River, Liberia at its mouth /

    "The numbers indicate depth in fathoms, April 8th, 1867." Relief shown by hachures on canal map. Depths shown by soundings on St. Paul River map. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes profile of "Trial section of canal along line no. 1." 2 maps on 1 sheet ; each 24 x ...

    • Contributor: Kelly, Captn
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • 1900 to 1997 -- Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870

    1900-1997 One Nation, Many Peoples 1903- The British and Liberian governments came to an agreement about the borders between Sierra Leone and Liberia. 1904- The Liberian government instituted an administrative system that brought indigenous peoples into an indirect political relationship with the central government through their own paid officials. 1919- Liberia was one of the nations to sign the League of Nations covenant after ...

    • Date: 1900
  • Liberia and its vicinity.

    Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 1 map ; 13 x 17 cm.

    • Contributor: B.W. Thayer & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1840
  • About this Collection -- Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870

    This collection of Liberia maps includes twenty examples from the American Colonization Society (ACS), organized in 1817 to resettle free black Americans in West Africa. These maps show early settlements in Liberia, indigenous political subdivisions, and some of the building lots that were assigned to settlers. This on-line presentation also includes other nineteenth-century maps of Liberia: a map prepared for a book first published ...

    • Date: 1830
  • Republic of Liberia /

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows Liberian coastal area. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Insets: Monrovia and Cape Musurado -- Junk River and Marshall -- Edina and Grand Bassa -- Cestos -- Sangwin River -- Sinou. 1 map ; 70 x 108 cm.

    • Contributor: United States. Navy Department
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Republic of Liberia /

    Shows Liberian coastal area. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Insets: Monrovia and Cape Musurado -- Junk River and Marshall -- Edina and Grand Bassa -- Cestos -- Sangwin River -- Sinou. 1 map ; 70 x 108 cm.

    • Contributor: United States. Navy Department
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • 1847 to 1871 -- Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870

    Nationhood and Survival 1847 On July 26, The Liberian Declaration of Independence was adopted and signed. In it, Liberians charged their mother country, the United States, with injustices that made it necessary for them to leave and make new lives for themselves in Africa. They called upon the international community to recognize the independence and sovereignty of Liberia. Britain was one of the first ...

  • Map of Liberia /

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Annotated in col. inks to emphasize Junk River, Cestos River, Sestor's Town and River, and River San Pedro. Gift; 1968; American Colonization Society; DLC Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes profile of mountains and notes. 1 map ; 43 x 63 cm.

    • Contributor: Gurley, Ralph Randolph
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850